The Mindful Quest – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

RDP Wednesday – Quest


Labyrinth at Shoalwater Bay

“Awareness is the greatest agent for change.”  Matthieu Ricard



The Mindful Quest

There are places to go and places I’ve been,
and many worlds I’ve ever dreamed,
but none compare to the winding path
that leads to inner life and being,
to the eye a gentle path,
to the heart a formidable journey,
the mindful quest is the greatest quest of all.

©Paul Vincent Cannon




Filed under Free Verse, labyrinth, life, meditation, mindfulness, poem, Spirituality

43 responses to “The Mindful Quest – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Love this maze, Paul and your lovely poem

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  2. You describe life’s journey beautifully.

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  3. Have you walked a labyrinth? I have not.

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  4. Hélène - Willow Poetry

    Lovely Labyrinth, meaningful poem Paul.

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  5. You’ve summed up the meaning of walking the Labyrinth. Well done.

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  6. well written and I am a huge fan of MR, his photo book kept me going when things were tough! He, his life and creative works are well worth exploring 🙂

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  7. Suzanne

    A wonderful and profound poem. I like the simplicity of the Shoalhaven Labyrinth – a simple outer form that leads to great inner complexity – your poem has the same tone.

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  8. I am very happy about the daily poems, although sometimes they are difficult for me to understand. Because English is not my native language. But today even more connects us the common love for the labyrinth.

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  9. So true. The journey within is the journey profound.

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  10. lync56

    So true and I love the labyrinth and love walking it as a tool of journey into oneself and or God


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